08-16-2010 01:21 AM
Noticed something odd tonight when I plugged my nook into my PC and clicked open the nook drive to see my folders. Above all my regular folders, I now see three new ones titled ._.Trashes .Trashes and .Spotlight.-V100. I'm a little freaked out that my nook may have caught a virus from Adobe Digital Editions. Preliminary research suggests they may be harmless, merely some junk that came on board when I hooked my nook to my Macbook for the first time yesterday. Can anyone clue me in on what's going on here? Should I delete them? Take my nook to the emergency room? Help!
08-16-2010 01:33 AM
The .spotlight-v100 and .trashes folders were created automatically by an Apple Macintosh computersystem that the USB flash drive was plugged in before. These two folders are automatically created whenever a USB flash drive is connected to a computer system running an Apple Mac operating system. Spotlight is a indexing process on the Mac that will save the information that are gathered in the .spotlight-v100 directory.
The .trashes folder on the other hand is simply a trash folder for the specific drive which is also created by Apple Macintosh computer systems. Windows users can simply delete both hidden directories to free up disk space.